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Use passwords to protect notebook sections you want to keep private.

Add a password

  1. Right-click on the section you want to protect.

  2. Select Password Protection > Add Password.

  3. Type the password you want and confirm it.

  4. Select OK to create the password.

Lock sections

  1. Right-click the section you want to lock.

  2. Select Password Protection > Lock Section.

    Or, select Password Protection > Lock All Protected Sections to lock all sections with passwords.

Unlock sections

  1. Select a section that is locked.

  2. Type the password.

  3. Press Enter.

Remove a password

  1. Right-click on a protected section.

  2. Select Password Protection > Remove Password.

  3. Enter the password for the section.

  4. Select OK to remove the password.

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